The panel has as main aim the
illustration of the preliminary results achieved with the collection of
the data on European Survey on Methods and Materials for Conservation.
The second objective of the panel is the illustration, by experts in the
following fields: stones, paintings, metal and wall paintings, of the
state of the art of scientific methodologies to monitor conservation
Documentation (record and control
of the progressive treatment steps) and standardisation (recommended
Evaluation of treatment (analytical
measurements of optical and chemical surface properties (colour,
texture, absorbance, interaction with the surface (risk of
The audience of the discussion panel
will be inter≠disciplinary: scientists, conservators and restorers. A
final round table will essentially contribute to the diffusion both of
knowledge on treatmentsí procedures and materials used in conservation
based on the up dated relevant existent scientific methods (in terms of
efficiency, reliability and applicability - cost and user friendliness)
and of available analytical techniques for treatmentís evaluation on
valuable objects of different typologies/materials and pathology.
Essential issues for discussion:
To define a set of reliable
measuring parameters for investigating any change of surface
properties (physical/optical and chemical) that affects the surface
condition of cultural heritage objects due to treatments (risk of
alteration of composition or appearance over time).
To formulate the requirements
(protocols and diagnostic tools) for the monitoring (control on a
regular basis) of such parameters after conservation treatments.
CNR - Istituto per la Conservazione e la Valorizzazione dei Beni
Opificio delle Pietre Dure
Italian and English with simultaneous translation